Tag: laterality

Directional Maze

  Directional Maze   Purpose: To develop or improve awareness of the right and left concept in space relative to the body. The primary goal is to create awareness of what happens to concepts of ‘left’ and ‘right’ when an…

Kirshner Arrows

  Kirshner Arrows             Purpose: To aid in the development of ocular motility, left to right scanning/progression, laterality, directionality, visual-auditory integration, visual motor integration, and speed of recognition. Equipment/Apparatus: Kirshner arrows worksheets, metronome. Method: 1.…

Trap the Marble

  Purpose: This is a fun and effective way of developing laterality sense and bilateral control. Material: Two spray can caps or two small plastic or paper cups, a marble Procedure: 1.  The child is to kneel on the floor,…

Reading Body Movements

   Purpose:  To develop visual/verbal/auditory matching at the action level. Materials: Large mirror Procedure: 1.  Home assistant is to stand facing the patient. 2.  Move one arm or leg in a simple pattern.  For example, tap your right foot on…

Child in Mirror

  Purpose: To enhance awareness and control of laterality, and spatial awareness. Material: Full-length mirror Procedure: 1.  Patient is to stand if front of the mirror. 2.  He is instructed to make believe that his own reflection in the mirror is a…

Simon Says Instruction

  Purpose: To develop laterality awareness and control. Materials: None. Procedure: This should serve as a starting point for the activity and you should feel free to be creative in how you do this activity. This is a game where…

Cross Pattern Walking With Flashlights

  Purpose: To develop visually monitored understanding of the body image and laterality in action patterns. Apparatus: Two flashlights, metronome/music. Method: 1. Have the subject walk in a normal cross pattern movement, holding a flashlight in each hand. The flashlights…

Slap Tap

Download:Slap Tap Slap Tap 2 These exercises are fairly well explained on the attached documents. The second, ‘Slap Tap 2.pdf’ is simply a pattern sheet. The half-circles above the line represent the hands, while the half-circles below the line represent…

Scissor Activities

Scissors Activity Purpose: To develop and enhance eye-hand coordination, visual perception and spatial concepts through a series of sequential scissors activities for beginners Apparatus: Appropriate right- or left-hand blunt scissors, construction paper Methods: 1. Random Fringing:  Use a 6″ square…

Directional Triangles

Directional Triangles Purpose: To distinguish between right versus left orientations of objects in space. To develop automaticity in identification of laterality. To develop visual motor integration with both dominant and non-dominant hands. Procedure: Print a copy of the worksheet: Directional…